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Sexual Harassment

Associated Press

Sexual harassment claims. Nondisclosure clauses. Gender discrimination in the workplace. All have been in the news lately.

Madigan Discloses New Complaints Involving Staffers

Feb 27, 2018
IPR

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan continued to push back Tuesday against accusations that his office mishandled sexual harassment complaints.

Mike Madigan walks
Seth Perlman / The Associated Press

A growing number of Illinois Democrats are calling for an independent investigation of misconduct within longtime House Speaker Michael Madigan's political and state operations.

Illinois Department of Human Rights

The Illinois Department of Human Rights has set up a new hotline for victims of sexual harassment.

Seth Perlman / AP

Two new proposals at the Illinois statehouse aim to hold lawmakers and other government officials accountable in cases of harassment or discrimination.

Charlie Schlenker / WGLT

As the sexual harassment scandal facing the nation continues to bring forth new accusations, people are turning towards an Illinois State University professor to help explain why sexual harassment happens.

Associated Press/Will Sanjuan

Millions of women responded to allegations of sexual harassment against entertainment industry figures, members of Congress and prominent male journalists through the hashtag #MeToo. Workplace experts say the focus on sexual harassment has yet to spotlight another common problem affecting mostly women: bullying bosses. 

Seth Perlman / AP

A sexual harassment lawsuit that derailed the political career of former state Treasurer Dan Rutherford has been dismissed in federal court in Chicago.